Ted Bessell was a television actor and director from the United States. In the television series That Girl, he played Donald Hollinger, the lover and ultimately fiancé of Marlo Thomas’ character.
|Real Name||Ted Bessell|
|Date Of Birth||March 20, 1935|
|Age||61 years old ( At the time of death)|
|Birthplace||Flushing, New York|
|Profession||Television actor, Director|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Ted Bessell’s Age & Early Life
Ted Bessell was born on March 20, 1935, in Flushing, New York, in the United States. Ted Bessell grew raised in Manhasset, Long Island’s Nassau County. He was originally training to be a classical pianist. He gave a piano concert at Carnegie Hall as a 12-year-old child prodigy. In high school, Bessell played lacrosse with future NFL great and actor Jim Brown.
Bessell chose to pursue acting after attending Georgetown University and the University of Colorado. He trained with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse, dance, and dramatic movement with Martha Graham and Louis Horst, professional acting class with Meisner, and another professional acting group with Wynn Handman.
Ted Bessell Height & Weight
Ted Bessell was 5 feet 11 inches tall. He weighs approximately 75 kg. He had lovely warm brown eyes and brown locks. There is no information on his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, and so on.
Ted Bessell’s Net Worth
How much is Ted Bessell’s net worth? Ted Bessell’s net worth was believed to be $4 million at the time of death. His excellent profession as an actor was obviously his primary source of money.
Bessell’s career began in the late 1950s when he began working for ABC New York. He appeared on various programs, including Who Do You Trust? and The Dick Clark Show. In addition, he directed and performed in other plays by Shakespeare and Jule Styne. Following his breakthrough in the theatre, Bessell was given several chances to work in Broadway shows such as The Power of Darkness and Blackfriars Guild.
In addition, he co-produced Joe Orton’s Crimes of Passion. In addition, in 1962, he portrayed Tom DeWitt in the NBC comedy-drama series It’s a Man’s World. Similarly, he appeared in films such as Don’t Drink the Water and McHale’s Navy Joins The Air Force. For his performance in the television film Your Money or Your Wife, he received the Peabody Award for Best Mystery of the Year. Bessell portrayed Donald Hollinger in the TV series That Girl from 1966 until 1971. He played Marlo Thomas’ lover and fiancée on the program. He made a cameo in Me and the Chimp in 1972.
Bessell then acted in films and television programs such as Breaking Up Is Hard to Do and The Acorn People in the 1980s. He has appeared in sitcoms including Good Time Harry. In the television series Hail to the Chief, he portrayed the spouse of the first female President of the United States. Bessell transitioned from acting to directing films and television shows such as The Tracey Ullman Show and Sibs. In addition, he won a ‘Emmy Award’ for his work on Tracey Ullman.
Bessell died on October 6, 1996, at the age of 57, from an Aortic Aneurysm. He was declared deceased at the emergency department of UCLA Medical Center. The cause of death was established by his family doctor.
Ted Bessell Wife & Marriage
Who is Ted Bessell’s wife? Throughout his life, Bessell was married three times. Donna Gordon was his first wife. Donna was a beautiful exotic dancer. The exact day of their marriage is not disclosed. However, it is well known that the couple divorced. On April 20, 1963, Bessell married Janeen A. Dara. They did, however, seek for annulment in March 1967. Following that, he married his third wife, Linnell S. Nobori, in 1982. Sarah and Mary were the couple’s two daughters.